Sunday, October 18, 2009

She is only 6!!!

Edith was taking a bath the other day. She looked down at her legs and said, "Mommy, my legs are hairy, I need to shave them." In my head I am thinking, oh my gosh, what am I supposed to say to that, and she's only 6, what the hell?! So I say, well, girls all have hair that grows on their legs. I say, 'look, mommy has hair on her legs'. Her response: But all the skinny beautiful girls don't have hair on their legs.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

State testing folly

Balthezar passed the WASL for the third grade. I am pretty happy about that.

The teachers spend all of their time teaching kids how to pass the WASL. Balthezar brings home practice tests all of the time. This week Balthezar brought home his practice test and he was so excited - he only got 1 wrong! The instructions for the problem is to read the sentence and to pick the word that is the same as the bolded word in the sentence.

Please do this FAVOR for me.

Now the correct answer was 'kind act'

Balthezar however chose 'a dull chore'